I have to admit, I've come around on Freddie Mitchell. A year ago, I might have said, "Why does anyone care what this clown thinks?!" Not any more. I get a kick out of Freddie and I'm interested in what he has to say... and he had a lot to say about the current NFL lockout.
Surprisingly, he said in an interview with WIP that he sides with the owners.
As far as I'm concerned I'm old school with it. I mean if they're the owners of the team I think they should be able to do what they want and the players need to understand that they are expendable. It is what it is. I agree to disagree on some things that we are fighting for like health benefits and stuff like that because I'm five years out of the league and I'm no longer insured by the NFL, so I'm looking around to get insured and stuff, but I heard they turned it down?"
He also said that he doesn't get these player organized workouts that many teams have been doing.
"It's stupid. It's stupid. I don't understand what they are doing. They are basically showing their poker cards. Why are you doing this? You don't see the owners stressing out or whatever else. You see the teams going out and having individual workouts. I think it's dumb. I disagree with them [owners] even knowing that they [players] are doing that."
I honestly don't even know what he meant by that. I don't know how some guys throwing passes at a high school constitutes them "stressing out" or "showing their cards..." but then again, I'm not Freddie Mitchell.